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The King of Ponds                         The Salmon Familu Since 1968


pond winterization

Posted by jeff on November 5, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Northern Winter care of the pond

Care is different for Lily ponds versus goldfish ponds versus koi ponds. We present here a generalized look at winter care, please keep in mind your special situation in regards to your fish load and your climate, I'm sitting in Buffalo, NY so my low temperature and ice thickness is lighter than those of you in Minnesota for example.

1. Fish inside or out? small goldfish can be easily over-wintered in most ponds, even 18" preformed pool...

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Do I need to put enzymes in my pond if I put bacteria in there?

Posted by jeff on March 9, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Do I need to put enzymes in my pond if I put bacteria in there?


Bacteria and enzymes may both be microscopic heavyweights when it comes to breaking down decomposing organics in your pond, but they play distinctly different roles. Here's what you need to know about them – and how they complement each other.


Natural Bacteria: The Leading Role

Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria already live yo...

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When is the best time to install underwater pond lighting?

Posted by jeff on February 20, 2017 at 9:05 AM


Whether it's illuminating a patio, a landscape or a water garden, outdoor lighting can have a dramatic impact on the area's space. It creates a special mood and spotlights stunning features while adding ambient light to the environment.


Underwater lighting is best installed when your pond is empty, like while it's being constructed or – in most cases – while you're doing your annual spring clean...

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Preparing for Winter a Guide for Cold Weather Pond Care

Posted by jeff on September 26, 2016 at 9:25 AM

As winter approaches, it's important to take the right steps to preserve the health of your garden pond. Here are some things you can do to maintain your pond all winter long, ensuring a good comeback when spring arrives.


1. Remove leaves and debris.


It's easier to simply allow leaves that fall in your pond during the Autumn months to rot and decompose in the wa...

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